Latest Social determinants of health Stories

2008-10-28 12:00:39

Editors note: A photo and a video are included with this press release. Canada is a middle-of-the-pack performer on Health, getting a B grade, in the latest Report Card on Canada: How Canada Performs: Health-Details and Analysis, released today by The Conference Board of Canada.

2008-10-09 09:00:10

By Lynne Wilde II Deseret News In a report released Tuesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Committee to Build a Healthier America, Utah children fared well in one category and not as well in another.

2008-10-06 15:00:07

A new report presents a shockingly dismal picture of the health conditions in Washington County.

2008-09-24 03:00:10

By Muntaner, Carles Chung, Haejoo In "Epidemiology and the Macrosocial Determinants of Health," Putnam and Galea highlight important new developments in health policy and social epidemiology.

2008-09-24 03:00:09

By Naumova, Elena N Cohen, Steven A Putnam and Galea challenge the epidemiological framework underlying conventional public health research. They underscore the need to address population-level macrosocial determinants of health in epidemiological studies.

2008-09-24 03:00:09

By Putnam, Sara Galea, Sandro ABSTRACT In the past two decades, public health researchers have taken renewed interest in investigating the role of social factors in health. This holds substantial promise in terms of identifying manipulable social factors that are amenable to policy intervention.

2008-09-19 00:00:10

The existing mental health services in Ontario, Canada, do not adequately meet the needs of bisexual people, researchers said.

2008-09-07 03:00:06

By Calhoun, Judith G Ramiah, Kalpana; Weist, Elizabeth McGean; Shortell, Stephen M Core competencies have been used to redefine curricula across the major health professions in recent decades.

2008-09-04 03:00:07

By Rid, Annette Just health: meeting health needs fairlyAuthor: Norman DanielsPublisher: Cambridge University Press, New York, 2008ISBN- 13: 978-0-521-69998-3; paperback; 408 pages; price US$ 29.99 What does justice require with regard to population health? This is the question addressed by distinguished American philosopher Norman Daniels in his new book on justice and health.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.